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IANA Oversight Transition Coordination Group: Adiel Akplogan and Paul Wilson Selected as NRO Representatives

Developing a single proposal for future oversight of the IANA functions will require the coordination of many different viewpoints from stakeholders around the world. To facilitate this process, a Coordination Group of 25 representatives from a range of interested stakeholder groups is currently being assembled. The structure of this Coordination Group is explained here: https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/process-next-steps-2014-06-06-en

The Coordination Group will include two representatives from the Number Resource Organization (NRO), which represents the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). It will also include one representative from the ICANN Address Supporting Organization (ASO). The ASO function is carried out by the NRO Number Council, who are elected by the five RIR communities.

The five RIR communities are each discussing the transition of IANA oversight in their own forums. The two NRO representatives and one ASO representative will ensure that the output of these discussions is fed into the global discussion and reflected in the final proposal to the NTIA.

The NRO Executive Council, made up of the five RIR Directors, met on Tuesday, 17 June, and discussed who should fill the NRO positions on the Coordination Group. Adiel Akplogan (AFRINIC) and Paul Wilson (APNIC) were appointed to represent the NRO on the Coordination Group: http://www.nro.net/meetings/meeting-of-the-nro-executive-council-140617

It is expected that the Coordination Group will have its first meeting in mid-July 2014.

* This article also appears on the NRO website.

Introducing Adam Nelson as new PDWG co-Chair

We are pleased to inform you that during the recently concluded AFRINIC-20 meeting held in Djibouti last week, Adam Nelson was elected as co-Chair of the Policy Development Working Group (PDWG) to serve a two year term from June 2014 - June 2016.

We would like to congratulate Adam and extend our gratitude to the outgoing co-Chair, Emile Milandou for the service extended to the community in this capacity over the last 2 years of his tenure.

More information about the PDWG is available here

To familiarise yourself with the AFRINIC policy development process, please browse to this link.

 

   

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